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Tyrrell Hatton bought a new putter at Golf Galaxy, shot 64 at the Northern Trust

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Entering the Northern Trust at No. 92, Tyrrell Hatton knew he needed a good week to finish inside the top 100 and earn a spot in the next playoff event. Thanks to a final-round 7-under 64, Hatton moved up to No. 71 in the FedEx Cup standings, punching his ticket for TPC Boston.

That’s hardly the whole story, however, as Hatton was just 1 under through three rounds and putting terribly–minus-4.978 in strokes gained:putting with his Ping Vault Oslo.

Here’s a look at the offending party.

The Tour trucks long gone, Hatton took drastic measures after his third round: He went to a Paramus, New Jersey, Golf Galaxy to purchase a new putter, picking up a Ping Sigma G Darby. It did the trick, he picked up 2.840 strokes on the green during his seven-birdie Sunday effort.

Hatton tweeted this after the round.

As you can see from the relative specs via Ping, the two putters are pretty similar.

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  1. stephenf

    Aug 30, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Not only did Tyrrell Hatton buy a putter, he bought it from Karina. That’s what matters here.

  2. Liberty Apples

    Aug 28, 2018 at 7:35 am

    A golfer, albeit a professional, needs a piece of equipment. He goes to a golf store to purchase said equipped. STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

  3. droz

    Aug 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    ping been making the best golf clubs for 59 years!!

    • zardoz

      Aug 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      gniP…..!!!

    • Tiemco

      Aug 28, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      You made a mistake, instead of Ping, you meant to write Mizuno, and it’s 85 years.

  4. Fingers

    Aug 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Wonder if Ping will reimburse him the $172? Every time i get a new club they usually go automatically where they are supposed to for the first 3-4 rounds. After that i pay the piper for all those perfect shots and it all falls apart.

    • Jamie

      Aug 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      He saved the receipt for business expense. Every little bit helps (say the politicians and bankers).

  5. Caroline

    Aug 27, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    very nice for Ping…there equipment good enough for the best right off the rack….

  6. PM

    Aug 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Never underestimate the power of an effective placebo.

    • Orv

      Aug 27, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Ping Placebo Putter??? I want to buy one….!!!!!

  7. Jamie

    Aug 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Orig 199.00 so he saved 50 bucks too. Well played.

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…

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Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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